New gallery exhibit is a hit with visitors

PUBLISHED: 11:30 12 June 2015

Community groups enjoyed seeing the work they created, exhibited in a public art gallery alongside the work of artists Michael Fairfax and Louise Baker.

Community groups enjoyed seeing the work they created, exhibited in a public art gallery alongside the work of artists Michael Fairfax and Louise Baker.

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The Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton is currently showing ‘Drop Me A Line Part 2’.

The private view of Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s (THG) new exhibition, Drop Me A Line Part 2, saw visitors and community groups turn up in large numbers.

Visitors viewed work exhibited in a public art gallery alongside the work of artists Michael Fairfax and Louise Baker.

Some of the groups who responded to the exhibiting artists’ work included ROC Creative Honiton, Mill Water Community Special School pupils, young people from East Devon’s SWITCH group and Newholme Day Centre, Honiton.

The current exhibition features work from across the community including those with physical and learning disabilities.

Exeter’s Royal Academy for Deaf Education was one of the groups who created their own tree harps in a workshop, inspired by Michael Fairfax’s sound sculptures.

Helen Maiden, the academy’s educational audiologist, said: “The students had a great time and the staff loved it too.”

Young people from the WESC Foundation, a specialist centre for visual impairments, also enjoyed playing the piano wire installation and making their own sound recordings which form part of the exhibition.

Angela Blackwell, THG’s curator, added: “Visitors to the exhibition are enjoying playing the new hand-crafted instruments by Michael Fairfax and have been really inspired by the amazing work of these community groups.”

This exhibition continues until Saturday, 20 June, and admission is free.

For more information, visit www.thelmahulbert.com


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